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Motel 6 Agrees To pay $7.6 Million Settlement In Lawsuit That Accused The Company Of Exchanging “Latino Sounding” Names With Immigration

Motel 6 Will Pay $7.6 Million For Giving Latino Sounding Names Over To Immigration

By: Eboni Walker

The hotel chain Motel 6 agreed to pay $7.6 million to settle a lawsuit after various Motel 6 locations gave guest lists to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.

How many names were given is still unclear.

The settlement was reached in July. But the details of the settlement were not disclosed until this week. A judge ordered the hotel chain money to the guest who was affected. They were also ordered to impose “tighter controls over private information.”

Motel 6 released a statement concerning the issue.

Motel 6 is ordered to pay $7.6 million for sharing “latino sounding” names with the U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.
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“Motel 6 fully recognizes the seriousness of the situation and accepts full responsibility for both compensating those who were harmed and took the necessary steps to ensure that we protect the privacy of our guests. As part of the agreement, Motel 6 has implemented additional controls to protect private information and enhance corporate oversight in cases where law enforcement requests information, including when lawful requests are made.”